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Our Master's Programs

M.A. in English & Writing Professions  ♦  M.F.A. in Creative Writing


The Department of English offers a 30-hour program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in English & Writing Professions and a 48-hour program of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA-CW) degree.  For more information on admission requirements and graduate assitantships, visit Master of Arts in English and Bluegrass Writers Studio for the Master of Fines Arts in Creative Writing.

Master of Arts in English & Writing Professions

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Why pursue an M.A. in English & Writing Professions at Eastern Kentucky University?

Our career-oriented Master of Arts program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating with a two-year graduate degree. Our curriculum is unique in a number of ways:

  • courses solely devoted to the administration of writing centers and Writing Across the Disciplines programs
  • emphasis on historical, theoretical, and practical contexts for multimodal communication
  • a focus in every graduate seminar on developing students' rhetorical and theoretical awareness of best practices for communicating in oral, written, and digital environments

Visit the M.A. in English & Writing Professions page for an inside look at our program.  Also, you can check out our degree requirements in the University's Graduate Catalog at http://catalogs.eku.edu or request more information on our M.A. in English by contacting our Program Coordinator:

Dr. Gerald Nachtwey
Office: 491 Case Annex
Phone: 859-622-3183
Fax: 859-622-3156
Email: gerald.nachtwey@eku.edu

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Our MFA is designed to provide you with the knowlege and information in various areas of the creative writing discipline.  As the MFA in Creative Writing is considered a terminal degree in this field, when you complete this program you will be able to teach at the college level as well as develop your own writing talent.

Visit the Bluegrass Writers Studio for an inside look to our M.F.A in Creative Writing.  You can also check out our degree requirements in the University's Graduate Catalog at http://catalogs.eku.edu or request more information on our MFA in Creative Writing by contacting:

Robert Dean Johnson, Director
382 Case Annex
521 Lancaster Avenue
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-6263
Email: r-dean.johnson@eku.edu
 

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